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They Call Me Trinity (1970)
"Lo chiamavano Trinità..." (original title)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  4 November 1971 (USA)
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A drifter comes to town where his brother is sheriff. His brother is actually a robber who broke the real sheriff's leg and left him for dead, and became sheriff in order to hide out. They ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Steffen Zacharias ...
Jonathan
Dan Sturkie ...
Tobias
Gisela Hahn ...
Sarah
Elena Pedemonte ...
Judith
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Maj. Harriman
Ezio Marano ...
Weasel
Luciano Rossi ...
Timmy / Timid
Ugo Sasso ...
Sheriff
Remo Capitani ...
Mezcal
Riccardo Pizzuti ...
Jeff
Paolo Magalotti ...
Bandit
Vito Gagliardi
Antonio Monselesan
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A drifter comes to town where his brother is sheriff. His brother is actually a robber who broke the real sheriff's leg and left him for dead, and became sheriff in order to hide out. They team up against the local land baron who is trying to get rid of the Mormon settlers in a valley he wishes to own. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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sheriff | brother | drifter | settler | mormon | See more »

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Comedy | Western

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4 November 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Name Is Trinity  »

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SEK 7,845,000 (Sweden)
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(Eastmancolor) (english version)| (Technochrome)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to "Filmdungeon", this picture "initiated the western-comedy craze that swept Italy for a while". See more »

Goofs

The theme lyrics state that Trinity "keeps alive with his Colt .45." In fact, the revolver Trinity uses throughout the film is a Griswold & Gunnison .36 sporting a Colt Model 1851 barrel, also .36 caliber. See more »

Quotes

Tobias: [as Trinity and Bambino ride into the Mormon camp] Welcome, brothers!
Bambino: [gruffly, to Trinity] Who told him we were brothers?
Trinity: [innocently] Wasn't me.
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Referenced in I'm Shy, But I'll Heal (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

They call him Trinity
Written by Franco Micalizzi (as F. Micalizzi), Harold Stott (as L. Stott)
Performed by Annibale E I Cantori Moderni
(Annibale Giannarelli and Alessandro Alessandroni's "I Cantori Moderni" chorus)
Courtesy of Carosello C.E.M.E.D., Italy
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story shines through ever deteriorating sound and picture
5 May 2002 | by (ATLANTIC BEACH, NC) – See all my reviews

just bought this and the sequel on dvd. every time i see a new american market copy of this movie the picture and sound just get worse. that no one has given this film the treatment it deserves... original sound/language, subtitle options, dubbed version option, letterboxing, restored print and sound, etc... makes a thoughtful person wonder.

my sometimes too protective mother let me watch this movie as a kid and watching it now i wonder why. i think she was a sucker for sexy leads. it embodies everything that is/was deemed tasteless by those who would know and really don't. it's the long gone pre pc violence of bugs bunny cartoons, three stooges dysfunction with a twist of simpsons atheism. it begs no qualitative analyses of point or moral only craft. and craftwise it's glorious. cheap, direct, clever and simple. somehow it all adds up to something more than meaningless debate on harmful vs. harmless, not to mention it's hella funny.

i like it all from the burt bacarachish neil diamondish theme song to the dubious decision to dub. (and by the way this film is very well dubbed. if you don't feel so i'm guessing you haven't watched many asian films.)

clucher's film is not just a great western it's a great movie period. like it's protagonist it's carefree, dirty (really dirty), and decent. if i was unbiased i'd give this movie a 7.5 or 8 out of 10. but this movie sits close to my heart. especially when enduring the endless flow of garbage at todays cineplexes. 10 out of 10.

some favorite funny lines

"our weapons are faith and love." brother tobias

"only love shall combat evil..." sarah and judith

"god is with us" brother tobias

thanks mom


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